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Reasons to give Masters Track Cycling a go

Have you thought about giving Track Cycling ago?  Below are some reasons why you might like track cycling.

Do you love time trialling on the road?  You will most likely ride a very good pursuit.

For riders new to track cycling and a bit cautious, the Pursuit and Time Trial enable you to ride on the track without others rider around until your confidence builds.

For speed/power athletes there are events like the Sprint, 500m Time-Trial and for endurance athletes the Pursuit, Scratch and Points Races.

Bike NZ are including more Masters Events and now Women’s Masters events at the National Age Group Track Nationals.

There is also the New Zealand Masters Games – This event alternates annually between Wanganui and Dunedin. Events include 500mTT, Sprint, Scratch Race, Pursuit with categories in 5 year age bands. The Wanganui Masters Games will be run 4-13 February 2011.

The opportunity to become a New Zealand Record Holder. Masters age categories recognised by the UCI (international cycling organisation), are in 5 year bands from 35 years of age. World records for masters are recorded in the Time Trial, Sprint, Pursuit, and 1-hour events. BikeNZ are currently looking at introducing New Zealand records for the equivalent age bands.